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FCC moves forward with controversial net neutrality proposal

Grant Gross | May 16, 2014
The FCC's vote Thursday to approve a notice of proposed rulemaking now opens it to public comment for 120 days

"Nobody thinks of plain, old telephone service or utilities as cutting edge, but everyone recognizes that the Internet has boundless potential, and that's because governments didn't set the bounds early on," he said.

Pai criticized Wheeler's proposal as a muddy middle ground between regulation and a free-market approach. Wheeler's proposal is a "lawyerly one that proposes a minimal-level-of-access rule and a not-too-much discrimination rule," he said. "To date, no one outside this building has asked me to support this proposal."

 

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